Maru took the first game with a proxy two rax and managed to close out the series on Newkirk Precinct after his early cyclone/reaper pressure bought him a few worker kills. A successful defense on aLive's counter drop set him up for a lethal attack that completed the 2-0.
Dear jumped out to an early lead on Abyssal Reef, but an immortal heavy counterattack and warp prism in the main caught him off guard. Dear held herO's two base aggression in game two, but he overextended on the counter and dropped the match to the ROOT Protoss.
Stats secured his direct ticket to the Grand Finals with a 2-0 over ByuL. A charge/archon timing hit ByuL before he had banelings on Ascension to Aiur, while adept pressure killed 24 workers in game two, setting up an easy storm laden defense against ByuL's desperate hydralisk attack.
After Dark and Solar traded relatively uncontested wins in the first two games, the third seesawed back and forth as burrowed roaches and lurkers on both sides led to a basetrade that ultimately went in Solar's favor.
Classic taking the gold as his third paid dividends on Odyssey as he beat back INnoVation's bio/mine timing before overwhelming him with zealots. Classic completely controlled the second game. Adding tempests to an already stout colossus/blink/charge army earned him the victory.
With the regular season at an end, first place going into the playoffs went to Stats, who will wait in the finals. Dark and Dear will kick the postseason off with a Best of 5, with the winner taking on Classic for the right to battle Stats in a Best of 7 which will crown the SSL Premier Season 2 champion.